Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA Although Africa has among the lowest higher education enrollment rates in the world, the 21st century has seen huge growth in…

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South Africa, Zimbabwe  Promote Cooperation

South Africa, Zimbabwe Promote Cooperation

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY South Africa’s Trade and Industry deputy minister is pushing for increased trade between his country and neighboring Zimbabwe. Deputy Minister…

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‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

Story and photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Ghanaian inventor and church leader who started out trying to make voice-controlled television sets is telling the world’s auto…

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Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed…

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Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA She is already a scientist, biologist and president of Mauritius. Now Ameenah Gurib-Fakim can add another role to her list. She…

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Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenya and Uganda have agreed on the route for a pipeline that will carry crude oil from Ugandan oilfields to the Kenyan…

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Djibouti Restarts National Airline

Djibouti Restarts National Airline

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline. Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, recommenced flights in August…

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DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed the Population

DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed the Population

VOICE OF AMERICA The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is developing plans for mega-farms of 50,000 to 150,000 hectares per province — producing food…

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Workers Complete Djibouti-Ethiopia Rail Line

Workers Complete Djibouti-Ethiopia Rail Line

Djibouti and Ethiopia have completed a railway linking their two capitals, with the hope that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West…

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Congo Coffee Looks to Make a Comeback

Congo Coffee Looks to Make a Comeback

In the mid-1980s, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was officially exporting up to 130,000 tons of coffee per year, but by 2012 that…

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